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Tissue Resector Helps Remove Uterine Polyps

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 13 Jul 2016
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Image: The RESECTR uterine polyp resector (Photo courtesy of Distal Access).
Image: The RESECTR uterine polyp resector (Photo courtesy of Distal Access).
A disposable hand-held and hand-driven device combines the benefits of basic manual devices and complex electromechanical systems in uterine polyp removal.

The RESECTR is a manual surgical instrument with an innovative cutting tip, a novel tissue aspiration mechanism, and a unique blade oscillator. Starting right at the cutting tip, the aspiration pulls tissue samples into a serrated window, where the oscillating blades (controlled by the clinician’s index finger and hand), spin both clockwise and counterclockwise to cut the tissue. The clinician has the ability to increase or decrease oscillation and cutting, based on visual and tactile information during the procedure.

Device control, positioning, tissue aspiration, and cutting are all done with one hand actuation; each time the physician squeezes the device handle, a new level of control and feel is induced. The RESECTR device, a product of Distal Access (Park City, UT, USA), has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and is compatible with available fluid management systems and hysteroscopic and endoscopic devices.

“The RESECTR is designed to improve safety, speed, and control during tissue resection,” said Chris Livingstone, vice president of sales and marketing at Distal Access. “Patients are the real winners here as the RESECTR can help clinicians ‘see-and-treat’ lesions in the hospital, clinic, or physician office. We look forward to seeing this tool help patients during a variety of procedures.”

“The system was easy to use; it allowed me to access the lesion and completely remove the polyp with precision and speed,” said gynecology and reproductive endocrinology surgeon Keith Isaacson, MD, of Newton-Wellesley Hospital (Newton, MA, USA), who was the first to use the RESECTR. “It provides a benefit to patients in that the entire polyp can be removed under direct visualization in a very short period of time without the risk of bleeding or uterine perforation.”

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